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No-Match Letters, What To Do When You Receive One

Starting in March 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began sending Social Security Number (SSN) no-match letters to employers for the first time in almost a decade. The SSA sends these letters upon discovery that the W-2 records submitted by the employer don’t match the records on file at the SSA. Employers don’t necessarily need

Unemployment Tip: Voluntary Quit for Medical Reasons

DecisionHR’s unemployment vendor, Employers Edge, has laid out some detailed information regarding voluntary employee quit for medical reasons. Read on to learn about the ins and outs of medical quits. Health and medical reasons account for a significant number of voluntary separations from employment. Most states consider certain medical reasons to be “good cause” for

Don’t Wait to Audit Your Exempt Workforces

The U.S Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would make over one million American workers eligible for overtime pay. While there is a long road ahead until the final ruling, employers should take steps to ensure they are prepared for this potential change. Employers should audit their exempt workforces to determine whether

7 Important Items & Laws Employers Should Know Going into 2019

State and local officials were quite busy in 2018, especially when it came to employee-related laws. There were changes in 27 states and several important municipalities that affect employers of all sizes. There are caveats to many of these laws so employers should make sure to take note about which laws apply to their organizations.

Are you Falling for Phishing Scams?

Tax season is in full swing, and so are email scams. Chuck Rettig, IRS Commissioner notes “the holidays and tax season present great opportunities for scam artists to steal valuable information through fake e-mails”. Scammers will send emails that look like they’re coming from the IRS or business vendors and partners in the community. These

Leadership Tip: Should Resignations Be Immediately Accepted?

Employee resignations can be a trying, and at times confusing process for both employers and employees especially when handling unemployment claims. A particularly complicated piece of this process occurs when an employee’s resignation is accepted immediately. This means that an employee has resigned and given their notice, however their employer accepts the resignation immediately. This

New York State Proposes Harassment Prevention Plan

New York state recently released a proposed model sexual harassment policy and a proposed model training program that can be used to comply with New York Labor Law Section 201-g, which requires that all employers either (i) use the model forms, or (ii) establish a policy and training program that meet the state’s minimum requirements.

What Steps Can an Employer Take to Prevent EEOC Charges?

You may already know that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), is an agency of the federal government, created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), for purposes of interpreting and enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination.  Federal laws prohibit an employer from discriminating against any applicant and/or employee based on race, color, religion,

Have Questions About Paid Family and Medical Leave?

Recently, the IRS released Notice 2018-71 which provides an in-depth Q & A on the employer tax credit for paid family and medical leave. The tax credit applies for both 2018 and 2019 tax years. The topics within this Q & A are: Eligible Employers Family and medical leave Minimum paid requirements Calculating and claiming the